Rezension aus deutschland vom 23 mai 2000 eric dartons divided we stand is a clear honestseductive and thought provoking analysis of our times and a model ofwriting that is rarely found on todays book shelves. Divided we stand reveals the coming together and eruption of four volatile elements super tall buildings financial speculation globalization and terrorism the trade center serves as a potent symbol of the disastrous consequences of undemocratic planning and developmentthis book is a history of that skyscraping ambition and the impact it had on new york and international life it is a . When the world trade center in new york city was erected at the hudson rivers edge it forever changed the character of the american city in divided we stand eric darton chronicles the life of this billion dollar building using it as a lens through which to view the broader twentieth century trend toward urbanized global culture. Divided we stand resembles a true biography in its strong character development we meet various members of the rockefeller family including brothers david and nelson who played pivotal roles in the development of the world trade center jane jacobs and neighborhood activists appear to defend new yorks existing communities against the bulldozers daniel burnham le corbusier patrick
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